How to Design Your Own Wedding Dress

Designs and patterns to flatter your personality.
Wedessence Staff Nov 22, 2018
Every bride wants to look her best when it comes to the day of the wedding. It is the time when she embarks upon a new journey. Naturally, every bride wants to look unique and wants the wedding to be planned well and function smoothly. It requires months of extensive planning and preparation, right from choosing the wedding gown to the wedding arrangements.

Spare a Thought Before Making the Selection

When it comes to the wedding dress, most brides are spoiled for choice with the wide number of boutiques and brands that are churning out the best designs available. Your wedding dress need not be big with long trains of cloth behind them. You need to think carefully before you make this important purchase.
Your decision is crucial as wedding gowns are the heaviest and luxurious of all the outfits you would probably own, and this is one dress that you will cherish forever. There are times when you may not be satisfied with the designs available. Most brides end up searching malls and websites online in pursuit of the most elaborate and beautiful wedding gowns.
However, you can even design your own wedding dress that would enable you to wear the pattern you have in mind. Besides, store bought dresses aren't always the best fit, they can be too short for some or very long for others. Sometimes, they may have the best design but not the best fabric.
Selecting one would, therefore, mean the dress has to match all the ideas in your mind. In such cases, it is always better to opt for customized wedding gown which means you have to design the pattern and speak to any fashion designer or a seamstress who could probably help you. Here are some factors to consider when you design your own wedding dress.

Understand your body type

The wedding gowns that look good in a fashion magazines may not always be the right fit for your body type. They can be romantic or sexy, in brilliant shades or in subdued patterns. Finding your body type is important, then, equally important is finding the right pattern that completely flatters your looks and enhance your body features.

Basic A-line dress

This is narrow on the top and flares widely towards the bottom. This pattern can form the base of the wedding dress and can be enhanced and ornamented with further planning. The A-line pattern suits most figures.

Figure-hugging silhouettes

This pattern suits women who have well-toned bodies. The skirt can flare out at the mid or lower calf with a fitting bodice. Please note that this skirt can restrict the freedom of movement at times.

Ball gown

This is fitted with a bodice and comes with a full skirt which hides many flaws of the body.

Keep a collection of the styles you have seen and liked

Go through the popular fashion magazines that can give you some ideas about the latest designs for wedding dresses. Keep the cutouts of such outfits. Browse online for websites that showcase some of their patterns. You can keep printouts of these as well.
Go to any local reputed store that has the options of an in-house seamstress with whom you can converse about the kind of design you want and get a feedback about the pictures you have and about your own ideas as well. The seamstress would help you get an honest opinion about the kind of design that would suit your body type thereby enhancing your features.

Get the latest sewing machine

If you do not wish to have the services of a seamstress and prefer to do it yourself, then ensure you have the right kind of sewing machine. There are various computerized sewing machines available that are designed to make stitching an easy affair for you.

Choose the right fabric

Ensure you pick the right fabric for your dress. The fabric plays an important part, as the cut of the dress has to match the fall of the fabric. If you wish to have a long flowing dress, you cannot choose fabrics that are stiff in their appearance. Try to go in for wrinkle-free fabrics. This would save you a lot of hassles on your wedding day.

Embellish it in your own way

Think about the embellishments you could have. The best part is that you can plan out all the minute details as per your whims and fancies. You can use beads, crystals, embroidery items, sequins, and lace to adorn your wedding dress. The options are many and this would help you get a personal touch to your outfit.
The best thing about custom wedding dresses is that they can help you save a lot of money as well! Ensure you prepare well in advance to have a gorgeous outfit ready in time for the wedding day!